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1291  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game-opinions no one else agrees with. on: May 16, 2012, 05:44:31 PM
-Tales of Symphonia is not the best Tales-game.
-Golden Sun is boring as hell.
-Super realistic grapics make games look really awkward or downright creepy.
-Dokapon Kingdom is more fun Mario Party 6 and up.
-Games have not gotten easier, because crappy level design/stupid AI does not equal a good challenge. Games have gotten less frustrating, which is a good thing!

Are you my twin brother? Seriously, I only had to take away Kingdom Hearts, and I still think KH2 was a humongous step down from 1 (which I realize not many agree with). Only things I need to add to that are:

N64-era Rare is obscenely overrated. I felt most of their games were heavily flawed and did not enjoy any of them except Banjo-Tooie, which quickly got old.

Final Fantasy VI has a boring story with boring characters. I seriously felt like it was written by a twelve year old.

That's it, off the top of my head.
1292  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 15, 2012, 04:03:10 PM
Up to 120 in One Piece. Still awesome.
1293  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 10, 2012, 06:56:37 PM
Personally, as far as mecha shows go I'm a big fan of Ryousuke Takahashi's work (Votoms, Dougram, Gasaraki, Blue Gender, Layzner etc).

I like his older works, but his newer ones like Gasaraki I just couldn't get into. Except for GaoGaiGar, of course (really odd to find out he worked on it)
1294  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 10, 2012, 03:00:46 PM
...a shame it doesn't have mechas though. :p

Hey, that's my line! ;P

And yeah...A Contact isn't the best way to experience Ideon, IMO. Guess it's worth it so you can skip right to Be Invoked. (and man, I was just thinking of those movies this morning. :O)
1295  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 08, 2012, 05:58:34 PM
Yeah, I was expecting a Scooby-Doo like series where it's mystery of the day. Not that that would be terrible, just...I kinda would rather watch Scooby-Doo. =P

I'm back to watching One Piece while I wait for Slayers. I almost forgot how funny that show was. It's been giving me my comedy kick while I wait.
1296  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tetsuya Nomura on Versus XIII and Next Kingdom Hearts: "Keep waiting... please?" on: May 07, 2012, 04:03:27 PM
Last I heard, the "Snag" was the dynamic cutscenes they were trying to create, which they showed off at I think TGS last year. Apparently it's very time consuming.

EDIT: 13th paragraph of this page: http://andriasang.com/comtmd/ff_versus_xiii_update/
1297  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tetsuya Nomura on Versus XIII and Next Kingdom Hearts: "Keep waiting... please?" on: May 07, 2012, 09:50:56 AM
If It's not at TGS at least, with some semblence of a release date, I'm not waiting for this game anymore...
1298  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 05, 2012, 02:51:17 PM
The old Pokemon Manga was pretty good, too, actually. I used to read it as a kid. Liked it more than the show.
1299  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Good cyberpunk anime? on: May 05, 2012, 02:37:28 PM
Armitage III? I liked it at least, though I know not everyone agrees. I liked the first two Megazone 23 movies, too.
1300  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 08:56:00 PM
No one's mentioned Nichijou? For shame. Barbarians. XD

Although in all fairness Nichijou is really, really Japanese. So for every joke you do get there will be 2 or 3 that completely go under the radar by a long shot.

That's because I already listed it under shows I very much do not like, and for the reasons you mentioned, btw. =P

Oh, and I started SKET Dance already. Liking it a lot, so thanks Kevadu. Now I just gotta figure out another show to go with it (I like watching lighter shows in pairs). I already had to set Slayers aside while I wait for the box set I ordered to arrive, and I gave up watching it on Hulu (I really do hate that site now. Last time I was there I had to sit through 3+ minute commercial breaks. May as well have watched on TV).
1301  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 04, 2012, 07:33:22 PM
I remembered that there is a "Kakashi Gaiden story" in the manga. That was really good.

An entire story focused on Kakashi? That I gotta see!
1302  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 05:56:31 PM
The World Only God Knows. 

Both seasons are on Crunchyroll.  Good show.

I've heard good things about this one, and seen some fun clips. I'll be sure give it a look.

As for Fumoffu, we'll see. My friends made that show seem really stupid to me, and I was never a big fan of Full Metal Panic. But this wouldn't be the first time I've been misled about a show, nor would it be the first time I enjoyed a spin-off of something I didn't originally like, assuming that's what happens. I'll give it a try at least.
1303  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 01:40:53 PM
I second the recommendations of School Rumble and Azumanga Daioh.  Especially School Rumble, honestly.  That's actually one of my favorite shows and I feel it's pretty underrated.  (And it's not a romantic comedy.  Romance is more like a subject matter or setting, it's not a show that takes relationships seriously.)

If you can actually find it, Here is Greenwood is an oldie but goodie.  It's just a 6 episode OVA but it's hilarious.

Edit: Also, check out Sket Dance.  It's a currently airing show but Crunchyroll has it.

Thank you, Kevadu. I'll be sure to check those out. I was actually looking at SKET Dance the other day, wondering if I should try it out. Here is Greenwood was also recommended by a friend of mine, I just never got around to it. It sounds like something I'd enjoy. School Rumble...my gut's telling me I'd like it, but now I'm not so sure. And I may take Dice's advice and stick with the manga of Azumanga Daioh (assuming I ever get the urge to read manga again).

B Gata H Kei
Especially if you like School Rumble, since they have similar brands of humor

"Plot Summary: Yamada is a high school student, and a virgin, who aspires to have 100 casual sex partners. Despite this, she soon finds herself targeting and pursuing only one boy."

I rather watch Excel Saga.

I actually did check out B Gata a few months back, and I have to agree, I'd rather watch Excel Saga. While I find its existance hilarious, the actual comedy in the show was...just not funny to me. I dunno how else to describe it. I certainly hope School Rumble doesn't end up like that.
1304  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 12:12:42 AM
For complete nonsense, go with Excel Saga, Kujibiki Unbalance or Puni Puni Poemi.

Just so we're clear, I'm specifically asking people don't recommend shows like these.
1305  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime Comedies? on: May 03, 2012, 10:56:20 PM
So I finally started watching The Slayers and I realized I've been sorely lacking in the comedy department, especially with anime. So I may as well ask here if anyone knows of any good comedy anime that aren't Romantic Comedies like Ah My Goddess (Which I like, but don't really want right now), or Super-Ultra-Weird comedies like Bobobo, Cromartie High School, and certain parts of Nichijou and Excel Saga (which I definitely do not like).

What shows I do like are:

Sgt. Frog
Idol Project
Tenchi Muyo
The Slayers
Irresponsible Captain Taylor
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